/ Semester studies in Greece, Turkey & Egypt - FOR GROUPS ONLY
Semester studies in Greece, Turkey & Egypt - FOR GROUPS ONLY
DAY 1: ATHENS Arrival at AthensInternationalAirport “Eleftherios Venizelos”. Welcome, assist, transfer to hotel.
DAY 2: ATHENS-GLYFADA Morning orientation and walking tour around the hotel.
DAY 3: ATHENS In the morning we enjoy our half-day sightseeing tour of Athens.
DAY 4: ATHENSClasses
DAY 5: ATHENSClasses
DAY 6 (MONDAY): ATHENS-PIRAEUS-4/DAY CRUISE TO THE GREEKISLAND & TURKEY-MYKONOS
DAY 7 (TUESDAY): KUSADASI-PATMOS
DAY 8 (WEDNESDAY): RHODES
DAY 9 (THURSDAY): HERAKLION CRETE-SANTORINI
DAY 10 (FRIDAY): PIRAEUS-SOUNION Arrive at Piraeus. Morning visit of the Temple of Poseidon in CapeSounion.
FROM DAY 11 UNTIL DAY 17: ATHENS Classes.
DAY 18: ATHENS-FULL DAY VISIT TO CORINTH-MYCENAE-NAFPLION-EPIDAURUS
FROM DAY 19 UNTIL DAY 24: ATHENS Classes.
DAY 25: ATHENS Morning visit of the National Archaeological Museum of Athens.
FROM DAY 26 UNTIL DAY 28: ATHENS Classes.
DAY 29: ATHENS-ISTANBUL (TURKEY) Fly to Istanbul. Visit the archaeological museum of Istanbul. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight. (B-L-D)
DAY 30: ISTANBUL Full day sightseeing tour of Istanbul with lunch. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight. (B-L-D)
DAY 31: ISTANBUL-IZMIR-EPHESUS Fly to Izmir. Visit Ephesus with lunch. Drive to Izmir (brief panoramic visit) Check in at hotel for dinner and overnight. (B-L-D)
DAY 32: LAODICEA–HIERAPOLIS-PAMUKKALE Proceed to Pamukkale visiting Laodicea and Hierapolis with lunch. Overnight at hotel in Pamukkale. (B-L-D)
DAY 33: PHILADELPHIA-SARDIS-IZMIR Depart Pamukkale towards Izmir, we visit Philadelphia and Sardis with lunch. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Izmir. (B-L-D)
DAY 34: IZMIR-THYATIRA-PERGAMUM Drive from Izmir to visit Thyatira and Pergamum with lunch. Overnight at hotel in Izmir. (B-L-D)
DAY 35: IZMIR-ATHENS Fly to Athens via Istanbul. Arrive at Athens airport transfer to hotel in Athens for dinner & overnight. (B-L-D)
FROM DAY 36 UNTIL DAY 40: ATHENS Classes.
DAY 41: ATHENS-DELPHI Leave Athens for Delphi. Visit the archaeological site and the museum of Delphi. Dinner and overnight at hotel. (B-D)
DAY 42: DELPHI-AMPHISSA-KALAMBAKA-METEORA Drive to Kalambaka. Afternoon visit Meteora Byzantine Monasteries. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Kalambaka. (B-D)
DAY 43: BEREA-VERGINA-THESSALONIKI Drive to Berea. See the Byzantine mosaic in the monument commemorating Paul's preaching. On the way to Thessaloniki we visit the tomb of Philip of Macedonia in Vergina. Late in the afternoon arrive in Thessaloniki for check-in at hotel followed by dinner and overnight. (B-L-D)
DAY 44: AMPHIPOLIS-PHILIPPI Drive to reach the Lion statue of Amphipolis and Philippi, the site of the church to which Paul wrote another of his letters. Continue to Kavala, the ancient port of Neapolis. Return to Thessaloniki for dinner and overnight at hotel. (B-L-D)
DAY 45: PELLA-THESSALONIKI Drive from Thessaloniki to Pella, the birthplace of Alexander the Great. Return to Thessaloniki and visit the archaeological museum. Dinner and overnight at hotel. (B-L-D)
DAY 46: VALLEY OF TEMPI-THERMOPYLAE-ATHENS Start the return drive to Athens, through the Valley of Tempi and Thermopylae, famous for the historic battle between the 300 Spartans and the Persian army of Xerxes in 480 BC. In late afternoon arrive at hotel in Athens. Dinner and overnight. (B-L-D)
FROM DAY 47 UNTIL DAY 58: ATHENS Classes.
DAY 59: ATHENS Classes.
DAYS 60 - 61: ATHENS Classes.
DAY 62: ATHENS-CAIRO (EGYPT)
Transfer to AthensInternationalAirport “Eleftherios Venizelos” for departure flight to Cairo. Dinner served on board. Arrive at CairoInternationalAirport. Transfer to the Hotel for check–in and overnight.
DAY 63: CAIRO - SAKKARA
Buffet breakfast at the hotel.Full-day sightseeing tour to visit Sakkara, the Pyramids and the Sphinx of Giza. Enjoy a camel ride on the panoramic plateau. Buffet lunch at a local restaurant. Return to the hotel for rest and dinner. Transfer for Sound & Light performance in English () in front of the Pyramids in Giza. Return to the Hotel for overnight. (B-L-D)
DAY 64: CAIRO
After breakfast at hotel, visit the EgyptianArchaeologicalMuseum. Buffet lunch at a selected local restaurant in the Nile area. Return to the hotel. Afternoon free. Dinner and overnight.(B-L-D)
DAY 65: CAIRO – ASWAN - PHILAE
After an early breakfast at the hotel, we are transferred to CairoAirport for our early morning flight to Aswan.Arrive at Aswan. Meet, assist and on our way to the Nile cruise-ship we see the Unfinished Obelisk. Embarkation. Check in and lunch on board. In the afternoon visit the Temple of Philae, enjoy a felluca ride to the ElephantineIsland and walk through the Botanical Garden. Dinner and overnight on board. (B-L-D)
DAY 66: ASWAN – PHILAE – KOM OMBO – ESNA - EDFU
Breakfast. Sail to Kom Ombo. Lunch on board. Arrive at Kom Ombo in the afternoon. Visit the Temple of Sobek. We go through the locks of Esna. Continue on to Edfu. Dinner and overnight on board. (B-L-D)
DAY 67:EDFU – LUXOR
Breakfast. In the morning we visit the Temple of Horus in Edfu. Transportation by horse-drawn carriages. Lunch on board. Sail to Luxor. In the afternoon we dock at Luxor. Visit the Temples of Karnak and Luxor. Dinner and overnight on board. (B-L-D)
DAY 68: LUXOR – CAIRO
Breakfast and disembarkation. In the morning we visit the West Bank of the Nile including the Necropolis of Thebes: the Colossi of Memnon, the Temple of Hatshepsut, the Valley of the Kings and the mortuary temple of Ramses II. Lunch and worship at hotel or free time. After dinner transfer to LuxorAirport for our evening flight to Cairo.Arrive at CairoAirport. Meet, assist and transfer to our hotel for check in and overnight.
DAY 69: CAIRO – ATHENS
Buffet breakfast at hotel. Morning visit to Goshen. Buffet lunch at the hotel.Transfer to CairoInternationalAirport for our departure flight to Athens. Arrive at AthensInternationalAirport “Eleftherios Venizelos”. Upon arrival transfer to hotel in Athens. Check-in and overnight.
FROM DAY 70 UNTIL 82: ATHENS Classes.
FROM DAY 83 UNTIL DAY 84: ATHENS Finals.
DAY 85: ATHENS Farewell Dinner DAY 86: ATHENS DEPARTURE
Transfer from the hotel to AthensInternationalAirport for departure flight.